Socio Economic Development Trust

How We Work

SEDT principally believe that - No change is sustainable without people participation. We exist to work for building social bridges and enrich the work process with obliging to the perspective of different philosophers, experts, researchers and imminent personalities who have been successful in making difference in lives of people and the nation at large.

Our Approach

  • Putting last person first in the development process
  • Emphasis on weaker section of communities with an emphasis on women, children and gender equality
  • Respecting and adhering to the democratic principles
  • Develop scalable and replicable - innovative and effective models of excellence
  • Empower people and people’s institutions to be the change
  • Increase people participation and develop a sense of ownership for sustainable development
  • Strengthening the Government mechanism and service delivery system through partnering with and sensitizing people about the facilities and their rights
  • Campaigning and Policy Advocacy on the issues of weaker section of society with an emphasis on - Children Rights and Women Rights

We believe, definite plans, innovating and effective methodologies, transparency in process with people participation can strengthen the momentum of change.

Our Team

Organization wide functions are directed by Mr. Suryakant Kulkarni (Founder and Executive Director, SEDT). All Projects are governed by Project Directors with the guidance of the Executive Director. Together they hold responsibilities of strategic and operational integration and organizational development. The Executive Director, Project Directors, and Project Coordinators constitute the ‘Consultative Forum’ which carries out planning, budgeting and review on timely basis.

SEDT have a team of 211 field based employees engaged on full time basis in the project activities. The team is comprised of trained and experienced members having expertise on different subjects and areas of development. Few of them are working with SEDT for more than a span of 20 years; it won’t be an exaggeration to say that, they have dedicated their lives to the work. We respect their spirit and passion, and look forward to work collectively to attain the organizational goals and mission.

Our Advisors

We are indebted to our Advisors and well-wishers, who guide, help and enable us in various ways. Their value addition in the work has enriched the organization overall. The Advisory Board includes individuals, scholars, experts and successful imminent personalities from all walks of life, who are contributing developmental work in different noble ways. We are thankful to all of them and strongly believe that, they will continue their help and guidance in future.